MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- Career nights at the plate by
were more than enough to help the
to their third straight victory.
Estrada went 5-for-5 with five RBI and
tied a major league record with four doubles as the Braves posted an 11-6 victory over the
Atlanta's big offensive outing was overshadowed by the loss of second baseman
, who will miss the next six to eight weeks with a broken right clavicle. Giles suffered the injury in the first inning when he collided with center fielder
The collision between Giles and Jones allowed Milwaukee to score twice and close to within 5-2.
"It was a freak accident," Giles said. "We were both trying to play hard and we were both going after the ball. It's the way you've seen us going after balls hit in the air before."
Giles said he did not hear Jones call for the ball.
"I think (Giles) was probably the All-Star of our team last year and he was going to be this year too," Braves manager
said. "He's going to be out a couple months. It's one of those things. He plays hard and he was trying to make a miraculous play."
Coincidentally, Giles was the last major leaguer to double four times in a game, doing so July 27.
Milwaukee added two more runs in the second to chase starter
with one out in the inning. Ortiz allowed four earned runs and walked seven in his shortest outing since a two-inning effort on July 26, 2002.
"It was a bad day," Ortiz said. "We won though, so who cares? The most important thing is we win."
After plating the Braves' second run of the game with a first-inning single, Estrada added a solo homer in the third and a run-scoring single in the fourth. He capped his night with a two-run double in the eighth to give Atlanta an 11-6 lead and just about end Milwaukee's hope for a comeback.
"If you give up five in the first and you hold 'em, then you got a chance," Brewers manager
said. "But when you give up one there, one there, one there, three here ... you're in trouble when that happens."
LaRoche doubled in the first, second, fourth and eighth innings to notch a career-best four hits. He was the 44th player in major league history to hit four doubles in a single game.
He sent a drive to the warning track in center field in the ninth inning that was caught by
and spoiled his bid to become the first player ever to collect five doubles in a game.
"I thought it had a chance to drop in, but I knew I didn't hit it out of the park," LaRoche said. "I was hoping he would slip or do something out there for me."
(5-0) relieved Ortiz and pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings to notch the win.
Brewers first baseman
doubled to center field in the seventh inning and extended his hitting streak to 16 games.
(1-3) allowed five earned runs and five hits in two innings.